At Tulip, we have the utmost respect for the men and women who take care of patients before they pass. You are experts at caring for those who are in their final days and weeks. Your knowledge, comfort, and insight are invaluable and we know how much families trust and rely on you.

We’ve designed Tulip Cares Professional to offer you resources to make your jobs just a bit easier. We’ve reached out to trained hospice and palliative nurses and other end of life care professionals to design resources they wish they had to share with families. We’ll also include articles and tools to help explain funeral and cremation planning so you can better guide families through the next phase in their loved one’s journey.

As you explore our site, we hope you find helpful information to assist you in caring for your patients and their families. We thank you for the work that you do, and hope Tulip Cares can serve as a tool for you and the families you serve.

Palliative care vs. hospice care

When exploring treatment and end of life care options, families often confuse hospice and palliative care. Hospice and palliative care both aim to provide pain and symptom relief for patients. While palliative care can be coupled with curative treatment, hospice care provides pain relief for patients with terminal illnesses who have ended all curative treatments and have a life expectancy under six months. All hospice care is a type of palliative care, but not all palliative care is hospice.

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